Final #Chinese #domain market report of 2017, as “Year of the Dog” lies ahead

It’s the final Chinese domain market report of the year, as we’re bidding farewell to 2017. China’s domain aftermarket for “coinage” domains, such as LLL.com and LLLL.com, remained relatively healthy, having survived a crappy 2016. Domain investors moved some liquidity to cryptocurrencies, giving the short domain market a much needed correction. No longer in $2,500 […]

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ZB .com : Multi-million dollar #domain used as #crypto exchange platform

Two letter .com domains can fetch millions of dollars, and ZB.com consists of letters that are of exceptional grade to the Chinese. Canadian domain investor, George Kirikos, keeps track of the percentage of LL .com domains in the hands of Chinese registrants; meanwhile, US-based registrants own 338 LL .com domains, or exactly 50% of all […]

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Domain flippers? Chinese domainers upset over Rick Schwartz’s statement

A group of Chinese domainers from the Guangzhou province in China are upset with Rick Schwartz. The reason: The Domain King’s recent statement about exclusive traders of numeric, or letter domains not really being “domainers.” Said Rick via Twitter earlier today: Not all #Domainers are really Domainers. Those that focus ONLY on number #Domains or […]

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Two letter domain UB.com lands on China’s shores after 31 years

Two letter .com domain, UB.com, has changed hands and is now in the possession of a Chinese registrant. Previously owned by Ultimate Bet poker, this LL .com domain is one of the oldest in existence, with a registration date in 1986. It’s very rare to see such an old two letter .com domain, or old […]

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Chinese domain market report : No more VPN access in China

The Chinese government wants its citizens to play nice, and refrain from using virtual private networks (VPN) to access forbidden content. VPNs allow the bypassing of China’s “Great Firewall” aimed at restricting access to overseas web sites. With that in mind, Apple was ordered to remove VPN apps from its store, and the 15th biggest […]

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Global Domain Summit 2017 : Sedo gets gold during Chinese domain conference

GDS 2017, the Global Domain Summit, takes place in Xiamen, China, between July 7th and 9th. The Chinese conference is co-organized by Verisign, Godaddy, AliCloud, Baidu Cloud, eName and Bizcn. Global Domain Summit is the largest and the most influential global domain name industry event in China, according to the organizers. Last year, it attracted […]

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New six percent tax in China : Domains are now “intangible assets”

On July 1st, China introduced a 6% tax levy on domain names, and this is good news. Some might wonder, how would an act of “Communist Capitalism” such as this be “good news” for the Chinese domain investors? Very simple. According to this chart sheet in Chinese, domain name sales are categorized as “Sales of […]

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Two letter domains : HH.com sold to the Chinese

Another day, another premium two letter .com domain headed to China. HH.com moved away from Hecker Law and into the hands of one of China’s biggest investors of such domains, 62.com. Domain investor, George Kirikos, noticed the change and remarked about the latest stats involving LL .com domains: “By my count, Chinese registrants own 166 […]

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Chinese domain investors : 1 billion accounts leaked on the Dark Web

Domain investors from China should perform a thorough change of passwords across their social media accounts without delay. Details of more than 1 billion accounts from large Chinese service providers have been packaged and are being resold on the so-called “Dark Web,” an underground group of sites operating on the Tor network. According to a […]

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Chinese domain market report : Want to start a business venture in China?

China is the world’s 2nd largest economy, thanks to its vigorous implementation of Communist Capitalism and its unique financial model. The government decides which ventures are hot, and offers subsidies to start-ups that meet its criteria. Government officials are creating investment funds, providing cash subsidies and building incubators for thousands of Chinese companies in the […]

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Chinese domain market report : Obama, what are you doing?

In recent months, China has been playing some hardball over the control of atolls in the South Sea. Essentially, it converted previously uninhabited islands into landing strips for its military planes, from where it can launch surveillance and potentially, attacks, in the region. Earlier this year, a United Nations committee decided on behalf of the […]

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Chinese domain market report : Would you buy aftermarket domains from China?

During the past 2 years, the Chinese domain market has exploded with activity. While self-sufficient, China’s domain investors more often buy domains from Westerners liquidating their domain portfolios. This is particularly common with short, “coinage” domains, particularly the “Chip” kind. Chinese domainers then trade these domains among themselves. It’s not uncommon for a domain to […]

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